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Old 06-13-2009, 02:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Trabbi?

I am seriously considering replacing my Yaris I-4 Toyota engine with a single cylinder from a 2 stroke East German Trabbat. What do you think? A one cylinder, 2 stroke Yaris?

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Old 06-13-2009, 02:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldnt do anything with a 2-stroke besides give it to a scrap metal yard
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Hi,

What's wrong with the Yaris engine? BTW, what speed are you going at 2K RPM in 5th gear? Do you know what the final drive ratio is on your car?
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Your Yaris is a great example of an efficient small car.

The Trabant was one of the worst-built POS ever foisted off on the world. Not to mention inefficient and gawdawful dirty out the tailpipe.

If you insist on a two-stroke... look at some of the latest snowmobiles. They are pretty much the pinnacle of that genre... such as it is. I once saw a dune buggy that had been repowered by a Polaris two-stroke snowmobile engine. 0-60 in about 4 seconds. 250 hp out of 450 cc's (IIRC). Insanely fast. Relatively easy on fuel too... in context.
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Old 06-13-2009, 01:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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2-stroke

I don't think you'd be allowed to put it on the road.That engine was of the deciding factors for ending production of the Trabant.

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